Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Baby News

The Princesse Royale and her Rock Doctor
are expecting their first baby around about the 12th March.

She asked me the other day if I was excited.


The whole family is excited!

We all find every excuse to visit or get together just so that we can watch Baby grow!

More than ever, we are ladies who lunch

Sunday get-togethers with extended family are back in fashion
(The Rock Doctor's Family on Sunday).

And of course, I'm doing my Grammar knitting...

Insanity - you get it from knitting!

I've been counting in grids of 10 x 10 stitches for so long that I get Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms each time I get to 20 while trying to count my 289 stitches. I think the red matinee jacket might have too many stitches because I've miscounted badly way back. LOL

The Birth Sampler has taken a back seat for a wee while because I've decided to wait until Baby is born to choose the design.

As she or he is going to be a Rabbit Baby (born in the Year of the Rabbit), I have a strong urge to stitch this:

Yes, I'm excited. I have a severe dose of Grandma Fever. I think and talk babies with whoever will listen. Fortunately, my other 3 daughters and 5 sisters seem to have been struck by the same baby bug. Even fellow park walkers (the 5AM groups) regularly ask me how The Princesse Royale is going & if Baby has arrived.

Over 30 years ago, however, one of my aunts wisely reminded me when I was preparing for my wedding that my mother had had her wedding and that it was an event to do it my way rather than my mother's way. I've been giving the Princesse Royale space to find her maternity and mothering feet. While she was morning sick and very anaemic, I worried for her rather than enthused about the baby, but as Madame glows like a lighthouse in good health these days, the two of us talk babies and swap baby stories (Madame is a midwife) in endless happy chatter.

Baby & I are also getting to know each other more. Yesterday, for example, in the car while driving his/her mother around Brisbane in search of the perfect pram, I introduced him/her to Classic 70s Australian Rock at the volume one is expected to listen to it. He/she liked it! LOL

Happiness & laughter to one and all.

I'll keep you posted about our special event.



Anonymous said...

I LOVE hearing baby news and your knitting is just beautiful. You are going to be a fantastic grandma!

Alberta said...

The Princesse Royale is positively glowing! And so are you Grammar to be!!!! Love the knitting, so soft and delicate...just right for the new royal!

Anonymous said...

lovely photos as always Felicity, and great to read baby news. I didn't know you could knit !!! and am suitably impressed, even if you say there are a few mistakes in there.
That rabbit design looks perfect for baby and will decorate his/her room for years to come not just during the toddler years.
love from this part of the world

Tempewytch said...

Awww cute knitting! I hope everything goes nice and smoothly with the new bairn!

Margaret said...

Madame looks beautifully pregnant. What a joy this is for all of you - so incredibly exciting.

Smart move to wait with the sampler until the little one arrives. Oh how I love the rabbit sampler you are considering. It will be perfect for the little Year of the Rabbit baby.

Wonderful progress on your knitting.

Hugs from LV,

Shelley said...

The mother to be looks radiant. She's due one day after Connor's b-day!

Aussie Stitcher said...

You have every right to be excited. Enjoy your time admiring the baby bump until the little one arrives.